Radio Course Number 9 Completed at HMP Grampian

Over the past 12 weeks, nine participants have been taking part in the Radio Broadcasting course at the creative media unit in HMP Grampian. The national progression award in Radio Broadcasting at SCQF level 5 is an introduction to radio production. Shmu & SPS staff support the prisoners through the course, giving them skills in radio broadcasting. It is made up of four units;

Date added: 05/06/2018

57 North Presents: Craig John Davidson

Craig John Davidson is an Aberdeen-based singer-songwriter who’s toured both at home and abroad.

Date added: 31/05/2018

57 North Presents: Towards Light

Towards Light are an Aberdeen-based psychedelic indie-rock band, with a hint of grunge and blues.

Formed in January 2017, they’re influenced by 1960s psychedelia, as well as 80s and 90s indie and alternative bands such as R.E.M and Nirvana.

Date added: 23/05/2018

shmuPRESS Open Evening

The hard-working volunteers behind the shmuPRESS strand are offering the public an exciting chance to come and find out more about the project.

Date added: 16/05/2018

57 North Presents: Captain Tom Simmonds

Tom Simmonds runs both Aberdeen-based label Fat Hippy Records and recording & rehearsal studio Captain Tom’s.

Date added: 16/05/2018

57 North Presents: Sonic Bucker

Sonic Bucker are a two-piece Aberdeen-based band with a sound that’s been described as ZZ Top playing The Dead Weather.

Date added: 09/05/2018

57 North Presents: Kit Purnell

This week's 57 North Presents guest is drummer turned singer-songwriter Kit Purnell, who'll be in the studio on Monday 7th May.

Date added: 02/05/2018

57 North Presents: Gypsy Roots

Six-piece Aberdeen punk-rock-reggae outfit Gypsy Roots visit the 57 North Presents studio on Monday 30th April.

The band have just released their debut single ‘Everyday’ on local label Fat Hippy Records, and an album, ‘Chanting Down The Babylon’, follows in May.

Date added: 25/04/2018

Year of Young People 2018 at HMP Grampian

What is YOYP?

Year of Young People 2018 is an opportunity to celebrate the amazing young personalities, talents, and achievers that make up Scotland. 

Date added: 24/04/2018

Media Access Project: Three Years In....

shmu have been delivering the Media Access Project in HMP Grampian since June 2015. In that time the project has gone from strength to strength and we have had a number of success stories including:


Date added: 20/04/2018